Agnes Ndung’u announces bid to run for Kiambu County Governorship in 2022
Social and Community Development worker Agnes Ndung’u has announced she will vie for Kiambu County governorship in next year’s general elections.
Ms Ndugu, born and raised in Kiambaa sub-location, said she has what it takes and is ready to take a bigger political leadership role in Kiambu County come 2022.
“I will be in the ballot papers for Kiambu County Governorship. I have a lot to offer Kiambu residents and the new role would allow me scale up transformative projects I am already undertaking at the grassroot level,” She said during an event to distribute food rations to more than 50 families in Banana- Kiambaa.
She is poised to be the first Woman Governor in the County, if she beats down her male and female opponents-some incumbent who will announce their bid for the top seat in coming few months.
“Kiambu County needs a leader who will deliver efficient and effective services for its people through a participatory approach. That leader is Agnes Ndung’u,” she said.
Over the coming months, she said she will announce the political vehicle she will ride on to seek the County’s top job.
In 2018, Ms Ndung’u made her entry to County leadership in Kiambu. She was appointed to the board of Karuri municipality, – a third tier of devolved system of governance.
During her stint at Karuri Municipality, both as Chair and Vice Chair of the board, Karuri has been rated one of the best in terms of project implementation, absorption of funds.
It is under her watch that roads were built to WORLD BANK recommended standards – Some of the roads that were built up to these Standards include Kanjiko, Kimothwa road,Kihara, Cianda roads, Mucatha cabro parking and fire station- a first in the county.
“This feat is what has motivated me to go for the top County seat to influence improvement of service delivery to the citizenry,” she said.
She adds, “It’s time for a change to an all-inclusive model that incorporates the ideas of Kiambu people to improve economy and livelihoods.”
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work and Administration (SWASA) graduate from Bugema University has also run an out of school programme, that helped young former out of school teenagers transit from Primary to Secondary School before Government started the free secondary school education programme.
The project dubbed, Fountainville Centre in Kiambaa, came to the rescue of thousands of needy school going children- mostly who would end up as house girls and Shamba boys in coffee firms.
Besides the life changing project, she has done lots of professional Consultancy jobs with the USAID under Blue Rhino Consult on leadership and youth governance. She started out as a junior consultant and grew through the ladder to become the senior consultant working in Central, Nyanza and Riftvalley regions.
Ndung’u also had a stint at SITE and ACTED as a Training Consultant in Group Governance and Business Development.
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